Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Uncomfortable with my skin

(left) Emily Orling's portrait, Gift Exchange, South Africa oil on board, 2004, (right) carved soap installed in public restrooms, 2014

I know this is not my war and I want to be mindful of speaking for others. (But the work questions the notion of the 'other'.) A child is dead, a boy of 18. Murdered, by the people given guns to protect. Left to die on the street, bleeding on pavement. I'm washing George off tonight, washing my skin.

Truth and Reconciliation must come to America. A great interview I heard on the subject:

(I just noticed my hands on the right of our blog. New meaning in light of Ferguson.)

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